A recent episode of Gastropod convinced me that I should get some gold-plated cutlery as a present for a friend (it supposedly makes certain foods taste nicer). I haven't had any luck finding cutlery in the UK from the usual trustworthy department stores, so now I'm willing to widen the search to other UK stores and also online stores in the US.
I was doing some reading about plutonium and realized that I have a desire to own a thing that's surprisingly heavy when picked up. Deceivingly so. Heavy enough to make people exclaim at the weight of my small object. Bonus points if it's not (too) poisonous or (very) radioactive. I know Au and Pb are pretty heavy, but can I beat that? What's the very densest thing I can (legally) afford to acquire in sufficient volume to keep on my desk and fidget with?
Home for Christmas and my mom has a jewelry question. She tried cleaning the chain of her gold necklace using silver polish, and when she did, it turned silver. Why? And can it be reversed?
How can I transform my super old vintage painted cast iron bed into a rad shiny metallic aged gold bed in the least painful/expensive way possible? [more inside]
Looking for activities and places to stop on the way to the Grand Canyon in June. [more inside]
Testing gold using a multimeter [more inside]
Best place to sell an ounce of gold in Portland, OR? [more inside]
How do I turn a bottle of gold plating liquid into cash? The bottle, marked "AUROBOND" "Gold Content 1 OZ. TROY" was buried in some items I bought at an auction and I think it has gold in it. [more inside]
My wedding band is plain and made of yellow gold. My watch is stainless steel. I wear both on my left side. I haven't worn my watch since the wedding because I'm (perhaps unduly) bothered by the clash between the gold ring + silver watch. [more inside]
What should I do with my old coin collection--some silver, some not? [more inside]
Will gold and/or silver be 'cheap' again anytime soon? [more inside]
Is there a name for the flaky, layered clay/soil deposit with a striking metallic sheen found in my childhood neighborhood in Northern Virginia? [more inside]
In Donald Westlake's "What's So Funny", the macguffin is a jeweled chess set that weighs 680 lbs. This doesn't seem possible! [more inside]
Why are there so many ads for gold-related businesses on Fox News? [more inside]
How bad is tooth sensitivity from gold inlays? [more inside]
How can someone sell gold and or jewelry for the best price? [more inside]
Going to a Gold Party tonight. Help me make the most of my bamboo hoop earrings... [more inside]